Adam Edelen

A statue of a coal miner stands in front of a plaque in Providence, Kentucky.

Two words rarely heard on Kentucky’s campaign trail: Climate change

BY: - November 4, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Walking through a bathhouse at what until a few years ago was Webster County’s last operating coal mine is not just a moment for Tony Felker to revisit memories. It is also a window into a way of life that he recognizes is disappearing. Felker is quick to rattle through the nearly four […]

$1 billion solar project planned on former Starfire coal mine in Eastern Kentucky

BY: - July 25, 2023

KNOTT COUNTY — It was a little over five years ago when Philip Marsh looked over the thousands of acres of reclaimed strip mine land he owned near the Knott County line and wouldn’t have a clue what would come of it. The Eastern Kentucky mountaintops that Marsh owned, now pastures after decades of coal […]

Toyota to buy power from planned Martin County solar installation on former surface coal mine

BY: - May 24, 2023

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota says it plans to purchase 100 megawatts of power from a 200-megawatt solar installation in Martin County being built on a former surface coal mine and brownfield site.   Toyota in a Wednesday news release stated the multi-billion-dollar company would use the solar power to offset some of its carbon emissions. Toyota […]